Finding the Superhero
As National Autism Awareness Month comes to a close, we wanted to shine a light on an organization working for individuals on the autism spectrum. And while the majority of DDG's featured orgs are based in the DC area, this one is so cool, we had to step outside our usual boundaries (hey, we all have to do that sometimes, right?): Face Value Comics, out of York, Pa., has created the first-ever autistic superhero. Founded by Dave Kot, who has autism, Face Value Comics helps spread the message of autism awareness, while also striving to help those on the autism spectrum improve their communication skills. Most of all, Face Value Comics allows people, especially teens, living with autism to see someone like themselves portrayed as a hero. You can support Face Value Comics by downloading issues for a donation.